US 2720046 A
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2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Jan. '50, 1953 fiflntarx (Zarlzsfecler Oct. 11, 1955 c. A. DECKER DISPLAY STRUCTURES 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Jan. 30, 1953 United. States Patent DISPLAY STRUCTURES CharlesA. Decker, Jersey .City, N. J., assignor to Arvey 'Corporation, wChicago, Ill.,..a corporation of Illinois Application January 30, 1953, Serial No. 1334;228
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This invention relates to display structures adapted for *advertisingpurposes, and imore particularly toa structure -which-may tbeaprinted or lithographed on 1 both .sides ithereof. 1
A'further object-of theinvention isto providea display.
structureinywhich'the-base is secured'in its open position by means of lockingfiaps hingedly connected'to the base for "abutting engagement withattachment flaps provided :on the base for 'fixed engagement against opposite-sides ,ofithe panel.
Another object of the-invention is to provide adisplay-structure adapted'tobeformed oftwo blanks or sheet material, such as cardboard, cut, scored and secured together to provide a display panel supported in upright position by a base having pockets in opposite sides thereof to receive pamphlets, leaflets, etc., for distribution to customers. 7
Another object of the invention is to provide a display structure in which the base comprises support walls hingedly connected to opposite sides of the display panel and diverging downwardly therefrom when in open set-up position, the support walls being secured in their open position by brace walls hingedly connected to their respective support walls and to each other.
Another object is to provide a display structure in which the brace walls engage the display panel and coact with the support walls to maintain the panel in an upright position. I
This invention embodies other novel features, details of construction and arrangement of parts which are hereinafter set forth in the specification and claims and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Fig. 1 is a front elevational view illustrating a display structure embodying features of the present invention.
Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of same.
Fig. 3 is atop plan view of same.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary front elevational view, partly in section, illustrating the display structure.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary end elevational view showing the display structure in collapsed form.
Fig. 6 is a plan view illustrating a blank of sheet material cut and scored to form the base of the display structure.
Fig. 7 is a plan view showing the display panel as blanked from sheet material.
Referring now to the drawings for a better understanding of the invention, the display structure is shown as comprising a display panel 2 and a base 4 formed from sheet material, such as cardboard, fiberboard, or the like, the panel being fiat and formed at its lower end with a tongue 6 having oppositely extending ears 8-8.
2,720,046 PatentedOct. 11 1 955 As illustrated in Fig. 6, the base blank 10 is scored along lines =12 (and v13 to form attachment flaps 14 and 15 hingedlyconnected'tosupport walls 16and 17, respectively. The blank is also scored along lines 18, 19 and 2.0 to:forn1 brace walls 21 and 22 hingedly'connected to adjacent support walls and toeach other. The brace wall 21 is cut at 123 andscored at 24 to.forrn a hinged lockingflap 26,,and thezbrace wall .22 is cut at 27 and scored at. 28 to form athinged llocking flap 2.9. The tfreeaends oftthe locking flaps .26 and 29are cut off to .provideflat .edges,at. 30 and 31, respectively. A'slot 32 is formed in .the blank 10 along the scoreline 19 to receive the panel tongue 6.
Apertures 33 and .34 areformed in the support .walls 16 and 17.,respectively. The lower end of the panel 2 .is securedqto the attachmenbflaps 1 4 and .ISbymeansof adhesive and/or staples .36, the flaps .being disposed on oppositesides of the panel and projecting downwardlysfor abutting engagement -.with the free ends of the locking ,fiaps 26and .29 .when the display structureis in itsset-up condition, as illustrated in Figs. 1 to 4, in the drawings. When the display structure is collapsed, the locking tongues ,26.and 29 lie-flat between their related attach- -mentrflaps 14 and:15,and'support walls 16 and 17, as illustrated in'F-ig. 5.
The panel tongue .6 projects downwardly through -.the slot 32 in'the base 4 to maintain the panel 2 in fixed upright position upon the base, and-the ears r8+8 on the ttongue engage the hinge portion 19 to lim-itthe downward movement of the brace .walls 21 and ZZ-andthereby .limit .the :pivotal movement of the=support walls 16 and 17-away1from the panel.
- -In1setting up therdisplay strncture thetsupportwalls -16 and 17 are pivoted away from each other until the brace walls 21 and 22 move into engagement with the abutment ears 8-8, thus preventing further outward pivotal movement of the support walls relative to the panel 2. During downward movement of the brace walls 21 and 22, the flat edges 30 and 31 of the locking flaps 26 and 29, respectively, move into abutting engagement under the lower edges of the attachment flaps 14 and 15, respectively, to prevent upward movement of the brace walls and inward pivotal movement of the support walls.
To collapse the display structure to a fiat form suitable for shipment and/or storage, the locking flaps 26 and 29 are pivoted out of engagement with their respective attachment flaps toward their adjacent support walls to permit the brace walls to be moved upwardly to draw the support Walls toward each other into parallel relationship, as illustrated in Fig. 5 in the drawings.
When the display structure is in set-up distended condition, it will be noted that pamphlets may be disposed within the apertures 33 and 34 in the support walls 16 and 17, respectively, for withdrawal therefrom by persons interested in obtaining further information relating to the product being advertised by the display structure.
While this invention has been shown in but one form, it is obvious to those skilled in the art that it is not so limited but is susceptible of various changes and modifications without departing from the spirit and scope of the claimed invention.
I claim as my invention:
1. In a display structure, a panel formed from fiat sheet material to provide 21 depending tongue having an abutment ear thereon, a base cut and scored from flat sheet material to provide attachment flaps secured to opposite sides of the panel and spaced above said abutment ear, support walls hinged to the upper edges of the attachment flaps and diverging downwardly therefrom, brace walls hinged together in the plane of the panel tongue to rest upon the abutment ear and diverging downwardly and hinged to their related adjacent support walls, and
locking flaps hinged to the brace Walls with their free ends in abutting engagement under the lower edges of the attachment flaps to prevent upward movement of the brace walls, the juncture of the brace walls being slotted to receive said tongue.
2. A structure according to claim 1 in which the brace walls are cut and scored to form hinged locking flaps converging upwardly into engagement against opposite sides of the panel tongue and in abutting engagement with their respective attachment flaps.
3. A display structure comprising a flat panel and a base, said panel having a depending tongue of greater width than length, said tongue having oppositely pro- 7 jecting abutment ears adjacent the lower end thereof,
said base comprising a blank of sheet material cut and scored to form hingedly connected brace walls, support walls hinged to related brace walls, and attachment flaps hinged to related support walls and secured to opposite sides of said panel adjacent said tongue with their free ends downwardly disposed, said tongue projecting downwardly through a slot formed at the juncture of the brace walls, said ears engaging the underside of and supporting the brace walls, and locking flaps hinged on the brace walls in abutting engagement with the free ends of the sides of said panel adjacent said tongue with their free ends downwardly disposed, said tongue projecting downwardly through a slot formed at the juncture of the brace walls, said ears engaging the underside of and supporting 4: the brace walls, and locking flaps hinged on the brace walls in abutting engagement with the free ends of the attachment flaps, said support and brace walls being inclined downwardly and outwardly from the plane of the panel.
5. A display structure comprising a fiat panel and a base, said panel having a depending tongue of greater width than length, said tongue having oppositely projecting abutment ears adjacent the lower end thereof, said base comprising a blank of sheet material cut and scored to form hingedly connected brace walls, support walls hinged to related brace walls, and attachment flaps hinged to related support walls and secured to opposite sides of said panel adjacent said tongue with their free ends downwardly disposed, said tongue projecting downwardly through a slot formed at the juncture of the brace walls, said ears engaging the underside of and supporting the brace walls, and locking flaps hinged to the brace walls in abutting engagement with the free ends of the attachment flaps, said support and brace walls being inclined downwardly and outwardly from the plane of the panel, said support walls having apertures adjacent said locking flaps to receive sheets of advertising material adapted to engage and prevent pivot movement of the locking flaps away from the attachment flaps.
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